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Sometime in December last year (2014), the Academy for African Filmmakers – organized by MOFILM to support young African filmmakers – selected 30 young filmmakers across West Africa. These young filmmakers were hosted for, and engaged in, a three (3) days workshop facilitated by reputable filmmakers like Femi Odugbemi, Kemi Adetiba, Michelle Bello, Seyi Babatope, Moses Inwangg, Mildred Okwor, among others. This was codenamed Project Sunlight.
At the end of the three day workshop, UNILEVER asked all thirty (30) participants to submit ideas for grant consideration. Three of the ideas were selected and the three participants issued grants to turn their ideas to reality. Nuhu Dalyop was one of the three participants who received the Unilever grant. Nuhu’s idea was turned into a ninety (90) seconds film titled AISHA’S STORY; a reminder of the importance of girl-child education in Africa. In the film, Aisha, a gifted girl somewhere in northern Nigeria, is sent away from school for owing fees. Instead of giving up Aisha decides to use her gift for painting to return to school and help her peers as well.
Aisha’s Story was written and directed by Nuhu Dalyop with Emmanuel Igbekele Odihiri as D.O.P.
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